2016 $20 Landscape Illusion: Mountain Goat - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932072480

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Country: Canada
Year: 2016

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This exciting new coin series brings you the fascinating art of illusion to celebrate CanadaÕs natural heritage with unprecedented and utterly captivating designs. Each coin features an image of a Canadian landscape, but combines natural elements in the scene to create an optical illusion of wildlifeÑlike the mountain goat on this coin, the first in this series.

The reverse image by Canadian artist Julius Csotonyi features an alpine scene beautifully crafted in colour. It is late spring and some lingering snow still covers the ground. Mountains rise to the left and right while a ridge of moraine from retreating glaciers dominates the centre of the scene. The ancient mound has long been reclaimed by nature, and is now covered with grass and spruce trees, but on closer examination, a mountain goat emerges from its sloping side. The goatÕs body is shaped by melting snow and exposed stone, while the trunks of wind-worn spruce trees stand as its legs and horns.

An exceptional collectible with an original theme that will appeal to anyone. Art, nature and animal lovers will adore this coin, as well as any proud Canadian who cherishes the natural heritage of this land. Puzzlemeisters, graphic designers and artists will also be impressed by the clever use of shadows, lines, shapes and light to create this coinÕs eye-bending design. A must-have on so many levels!


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2016

Diameter: 38mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Bullion Weight: 1.01 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Mountain goat illusion
Artist: Julius T. Csotonyi
Finish: Proof
Series: Landscape Illusion
Quantity Produced: 5500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Wildlife

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